I guess you can say I am on a wreath kick since the heart shaped rose wreath that I shared last week. I have been loving all the burlap wreaths I have been seeing in blogland and have been longing to make one for awhile. I used a wire wreath frame for this and used a combination of the techniques from Sarah’s tutorial on Becoming Martha and Laura’s tutorial on Top This Top That.
I thought felted flowers would be the perfect embellishment for this. The texture goes so perfectly with the burlap and I also don’t have to worry about them getting ruined by the moisture outside. I worked the flowers up with Cascade 220 wool yarn. The large rose is from this pattern that a shared a couple weeks ago. But the buds and leaf patterns are below.
Rosebud and Leaf Pattern
Here’s what you need:
- worsted weight yarn (wool yarn such as Cascade 220 if you want to felt them)
- US H-8 / 5 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle and scissors for finishing
Click here to reference the Crochet Abbreviations Chart.
Click here for the large rose pattern.
Row 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across — 14 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, 1 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 dc in last, turn — 21 sts
Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work *1 sc in first st, 1 dc in next, 2 tr in next, 1 dc in next, 1 sc in next, rep from * across, work 1 sc in last st — 25 sts.
Fasten off leaving a tail of about 6 inches. Now, roll the strip so that it resembles a bud and use a tapestry needle to weave your 6-in. tail through the bottom of your flower, making sure to go through all layers of the flower.
To make the small bud, follow through Row 2 of the Large Bud pattern.
Follow same instructions for fastening off.
Round 1: Work 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next, 1 dc in next, 1 tr in next, 1 dc next, 1 hdc in next, 1 sc in last ch, ch 4; working back along ch 4 just made, work 1 Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each of the next 3 ch; working along opposite side of foundation ch, work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc in last ch, ch 2, Sl st into 1st ch made to join.
If you would like to felt your flowers as I did here, you can reference my How to Felt tutorial.